- belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera.
- a beetle.
Origin of coleopteran
Examples from the Web for coleopteran
Historical Examples of coleopteran
A coleopteran struck me in the eye—one of the hydrophilidae family!The Haunted Pajamas
Francis Perry Elliott
Frontal ridge: in Coleopteran; a sharp ridge on the dorsal margin of the eye, extending forward.
Grub: an insect larva: a term loosely applied, but more specifically to larvae of Coleopteran and Hymenoptera.
Humeralis: Coleopteran; when the elytral has an angulated projecting margin at base.
Heteromera: Coleopteran in which the anterior and middle tarsi are 5- jointed and the posterior are 4-jointed.
- any of the insects of the cosmopolitan order Coleoptera, in which the forewings are modified to form shell-like protective elytra. The order includes the beetles and weevils
- of, relating to, or belonging to the order Coleoptera
Word Origin for coleopteran
- Any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by forewings modified to form tough protective covers for the membranous hind wings. Coleopterans include the beetles, weevils, and fireflies.